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Past articles by Brian:

Facing jail, former sheriff Mike Blakely files new appeal

Attorneys for former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely have filed a rule 32 petition in a new attempt to appeal his conviction on theft and ethics charges. → Read More

Preliminary hearing rescheduled for man charged in fatal event center ‘gun battle’

A preliminary hearing set for Wednesday has been pushed back for one of the men charged with reckless murder in the January 8 “gun battle” at the Event Center on Highway 72 East in Madison County. → Read More

Supreme Court denies appeal by former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely

Now that his appeal has officially been denied, the court is likely to set a date for the former sheriff to report to prison. → Read More

Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith facing additional theft charges

Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith is facing additional theft charges following his arrest last week, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Huntsville City Councilman charged with theft

Keith was reportedly arrested at the Walmart on University Drive. → Read More

Jury selection questionnaire released in preparation for Casey White trial

On Jan 27, the prosecution filed a questionnaire for potential jurors. Detailed jury questionnaires are common in high-profile and death penalty cases. → Read More

Prosecutors expected to seek prison time for alleged Regions Bank robber

A Madison County man was arrested Tuesday and charged with robbing multiple banks — and allegedly admitted to the recent Regions Bank robberies in Madison and Huntsville. → Read More

Former U.S. attorney calls for citizen vigilance, new technology to prevent mass shootings

The violence has taken place across the national map, including two mass killings in California in the past three days, and, here in Madison County at a birthday party that saw 11 people shot — two of them killed — on Jan. 8. → Read More

Fatal shooting of Hazel Green man by MCSO deputies still being investigated

It’s been nearly three weeks since a Hazel Green man was shot and killed in his home by Madison County Sheriff’s deputies. → Read More

TVA names panel to review its actions in December rolling blackouts

The rolling blackouts meant no power for many residents for stretches amid single-digit temperatures. → Read More

Statewide, local COVID-19 hospitalizations are trending down

At this time last year, the Huntsville Hospital system reported 415 COVID-19 patients, including 245 in Madison County. The numbers today, both locally and statewide are much better. → Read More

Dr. David Cole asks Alabama Supreme Court to intervene in lawsuit challenging his election to Alabama Legislature

Attorneys for Dr. David Cole are asking the Alabama Supreme Court to intervene in a lawsuit filed against him that alleges he did not live in House District 10 a year before the November 8 election that he won. → Read More

Judge won’t dismiss lawsuit challenging Huntsville residency of Alabama House race winner

A Madison County judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges Dr. David Cole did not live in House District 10 for a year before the November 8 election that he won. → Read More

McCarthy defeated 11 times in Speaker bid, despite solid support from Alabama GOP members

After three days and 10 votes the U.S. House of Representatives still has not elected a speaker to lead that body. → Read More

Strong, Aderholt voice support for McCarthy ahead of 118th Congress

Both Strong and Aderholt told News 19 on Monday they would support McCarthy’s bid for House Speaker. → Read More

3M says it will ‘exit’ PFAS chemical manufacturing business by 2025

PFAS chemicals, commonly known as “forever chemicals,” because they don’t break down in the environment have drawn increasing regulatory scrutiny and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposal to designate two of the PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances. → Read More

News 19 requests video of bus incident, Madison City Schools declines, calling it an ‘educational record’

A physical altercation between a male administrator and a female student on a school bus in Madison on Wednesday has led to a statement of support from the superintendent and a law enforcement investigation. → Read More

UAH fusion expert hails ‘huge milestone’ in fusion technology breakthrough

Federal officials say Tuesday’s breakthrough with nuclear fusion energy is one of the most impressive scientific feats of the 21st century. → Read More

Casey White capital murder trial date continued, defense granted access to evidence

Because there are two separate murder cases in Lauderdale County, the court schedule for Casey White remains unclear. → Read More

Blakely files petition with Alabama Supreme Court

Former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely is asking another Alabama appeals court to take up his case and overturn his conviction. → Read More